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Ernst-Backed Measure to Support Iowa Independent Cattle Producers Clears Senate Committee

A bipartisan measure U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is backing to return fairness to the cattle marketplace – currently dominated by four major meat packers – cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee today, bringing the effort to improve market transparency one step closer to becoming law. Ernst and a bipartisan group of her colleagues, led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), introduced the legislation in November.